Positive & Negative Feeling Sheets (and when to use them)

It may sound cliched for a counsellor to talk about feelings but it is something I am very passionate about. It is so important knowing how you feel, communicating how you feel and also knowing what to do with your feelings. I believe if we can master this skill then we would all lead much happier lives. 

Working with Childhood Trauma & Sexual Abuse

I once worked with a young woman that had a very traumatic childhood. She had been sexually abused by her brother and teacher, emotionally abused by her mother and physically abused by her father. When I met her she was a very unhappy person with low self esteemsevere depression and anxiety and at times she was self harming and suicidal.

17 unhelpful techniques for dealing with anxiety (what not to do!)

People cope with anxiety in a number of different ways. Some of these can be quite effective in immediately reducing anxiety, however, they may not be helpful for effectively dealing with anxiety in the long run.

Being able to identify how you are currently coping with anxiety and why this may not be the best long term solution is important.